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michelle obama shows the children the white house holiday decorations. >> the time i was 9 years old, i was handing out leaflets for robert kennedy and when i was 10, made a big decision and broke with the democratic party and went to work for john lindsay who was running for mayor of new york but i would not work for him as a republican. i went down to the liberal party. i was handing out leaflets on a street corner in new york and some woman thought this was really cute, this little boy handing out leaflets and she asked me why and i made the case for john lindsay and got an early start of my political consulting career and made the case against his opponent as well. she said that as of june and she gave me a box of what looked to be pastry, a white box with a string. i took a back to the liberal party headquarters and we opened it up and there was all these donuts and take what of $10 bills. one of my early lessons in politics, the district leader grab the money and said you can keep the donuts. >> tonight at 8:00, david axelrod on his life in journalism and politics. that is followe
rico rodriguez, and the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. [applause] >> thank you, rico. >> thank you. >> hi, guys. how are you doing? we are going to read a story. what do you think we are going to read? 'twas the night before christmas. rico and i are going to take turns. are you ready? 'twas the night before christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. the stockings were hung by the chimney with care. >> the children -- >> and mama and her kerchief and i and my cat had settled our brains for a long winter's nap. >> when alice on the roof there arose such a clatter i sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. >> i tore open the shutters and the sash. >> the moon on the crest of the new fallen snow gave the luster of midday to objects below. 1 what to my wondering eyes should appear? but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. >> i knew in a moment and must be saint nick. >> more rapid than eagles, he whistled and shouted and called them by name. >> now dancer, now dasher, on comment, and to but, on donner and listen. >> to
alternative that has been suggested for chuck hagel if he was not to be nominated is michelle foreknow. it is been suggested that she would add diversity to the cabinet. do you have strong feelings about it? >> i think she would be a good potential secretary of defense. i think she would have to be vetted. there are lots of things about lots of people that have to be vetted. certainly if chuck hagel is not the nominee, she is someone who should be looked at. she has good credentials. i am not advocating her portion for anyone in particular. i am not comfortable with pushing the president and prodding him. i think he knows what he needs to do. i think it is important for members of congress and groups who feel strongly one way or another to voice their opinion, and the present hopefully takes that into consideration before he makes his pick for a nomination. that is what i am saying. >> to the national security posts in the cabinet require more diversity into wrote that i think diversity is always a good thing. -- diversity? >> i think diversity is always a good thing. i want the most q
join me in welcoming the first laid of the united states of america, michelle obama. [applause] >> thank you. you're such a gentleman. >> thank you. >> how are you doing? >> we're going to read a story. what do you think we're going to read? >> twass the night before christmas. >> we're going to take turns this year, okay. you ready? >> yes. >> twass the night before christmas when all through the house not a crechure was stirring, not even a mouse. the stockings were hung by the which i amny with care in homes that is the nicholas would soon be there. the children were in their beds while visions of sugeplums danced in their heads. >> we had just settled our brain for a long winters nap. >> when out on the lawn arose such a clatter i sprange from the fwode see what was the matter. >> i tore open the shutters and threw open the sash. >> the snow gave the luster to objects below. when what to my wondering eyes should appear but a minute chure sleigh and 8 tine rain deer. >> way driver so lively and quick i knew it must be is the nick. >> they came and he whistled and shouted and
a grand prize of $5,000. $50,000 in total prizes. >> michele obama welcome to military families to the white house for the first night of holiday decorations in november. she spoke for about 50 minutes. -- 15 minutes. [applause] >> hi, everyone. welcome to the white house. pretty cool, huh? yeah. let me start by thanking jennifer for that lovely introduction and to welcome her family here as well -- her father and her husband. we are so grateful for your service and glad you could be here. thank you, jennifer, for everything that you and your family have done for this country and what you have done to help make this house as beautiful as it is. as first lady, you know that i have had the privilege of traveling across this country. one of the best things i get to do is to meet with all of the wonderful military families, like jennifer's family and your families. it is an honor to host you all here today at the white house -- yeah, the cool house. i like it. i have said this many times before -- i will say it again because i cannot say it enough -- our military families truly repr
satellite corp. 2012] >> president obama and michelle obama sent christmas wishes to all americans. the family is currently in hawaii for the christmas holiday. john boehner and deliver the republican address. he talked about efforts to reach agreement with the president on the so-called fiscal cliff. >> this weekend as to gather with family and friends, michelle and i wanted to wish you a merry christmas and happy holidays. >> we both love this time of year, and there's nothing quite like celebrating the holidays at the white house. it is an incredible experience, and when we tried to share with as many folks as possible. this month, more than 90,000 people will come through the white house to see the holiday decorations. our theme for this year's holiday season was a joy to all, a reminder to appreciate the many joys of the holidays. the joy of giving, the joy of service, and the joy of homecoming. >> this weekend, parents are picking up their kids from college and making room for all the laundry they bring with them. children are counting down the hours until the grandparent's a
. 2012] >> and visit's radio address, president obama and michelle obama gave a christmas address. house speaker boehner gave the republican address. he talked about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> hi, everybody. as you gather with family and friends, michele and i wanted to wish you a merry christmas and happy holidays. >> we love this time of year. there is nothing like celebrating the holidays at the white house. it is an incredible experience that we try to share with as many folks as possible. this month more than 90,000 people will come to the white house to see the holiday decorations. this yours thing was joy to all. was joy to all. >> this week and parents are picking up their kids from college and making room for all the laundry they are bringing with them. kids are counting down the hours until their grandparents arrive. cousins and aunts and uncles aren't joining the family for the holiday spirit. -- are joining families for the holiday spirit. this year that is especially true for our military families. the war in iraq is over. after a decade of war, our heroes are coming hom
, a congressional tribute to late senator warren redman then another chance to see first lady michelle obama showing the white house christmas decorations to military families. tomorrow on washington journal, paul weinstein, the former senior adviser to the simpson bowles commission, on the wall the commission's recommendations are playing in the ongoing negotiations concerning the fiscal cliff. from the government accountability office, they discussed the state of the facilities at guantanamo bay and the factors to be considered in moving detainee's stateside. and what did it did for near east policy, the latest from egypt after president mohammad morsi granted himself hoarse above the court. washington journal, live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public-service by your television provider. >> now secretary of state hillary clinton talks about her recent travels to the middle east to help broker a ceasefire agreement between israel and hamas and the gaza strip. she also, the iranian nuclear threat and criticizes israel's
to student cam.corg -- .prg. first lady michelle obama and chefs how the demonstration at the white house dining room. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> are you excited? very nice. you are welcome. there you go. >> excellent. what would you like? green? there you go. you are doing a good job. >> wow. that is cute. >> what do you think? >> yeah, and you can put these on your tree, right? what do you think? you take a string and you thread it thru. have you threaded a needle before? then you tie it, and you may not at the end -- make a knot at the end. tied it like you are typing a share. -- tie it like you are tieing a shoe. there you go. tie it tight. that is cool. i like the way you combined the strength. do you like art? >> is that mr. lincoln? >> that is. have you seen the movie " lincoln?" it talks about one time in his life turned >> are you going to make something to eat? >> you are cold? come here. have you seen that before? you might be able to do that? where do we put the ornaments? hey. are they re
and michelle obama, and that got attention by the mainstream media. these were awful sermons, saying america deserve what they got from 9/11. i will not repeat a lot of the awful things the reverend said. also, really, the president's failed record in his first term. the media did not hold the president accountable when he said, if i cannot get the job done in four years, i should be a one-term president. he said that. why have we not been hearing that on the campaign trail from the mainstream media? why is it no one at the white house and the press stood up to the president and said, you yourself said if you could not get employment down, if you could not solve the economic problems, you should be a one- term proposition? why is nobody calling him on his failed promises? >> what do you say to white or black limb -- liberals who say, she has got all the talking points. why do you feel this way and 95% of the black people feel the other way? >> i do not have talking points. many things i have written have not necessarily been in step with the republican party. i do think i am one of the few b
, michelle obama shows children the white house holiday decorations. >> by the time i was 9 years old, i was handing out leaflets for robert kennedy. when i was 10, i made a big decision and broke with the democratic party. i went to work for john lindsay, who was running as mayor for new york. i was handing out leaflets on the street corner in new york. some woman thought this was soberly cute -- was really cute and she asked me why. i made the case against his opponent. she said, that is so cute. she hands me a box of -- zero white box with strain. i ticket back to the liberal party headquarters. there were all these doughnuts and a wad of $10 bills. one of my early lessons you can keep the doughnuts. >> obama campaign strategist david axelrod on his life and journalism and politics. at 10:45, the groin that in the white house -- growing up in the white house. >> george will spoke recently at washington university in st. louis about the role of religion and politics. the speech was hosted by the forth sity's john dan center. >> finally, it is my honor to introduce senator john danforth
copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> michelle kwan and jaime herrera beutler also spoke at the washington post conference. we will hear the global public policy for facebook. >> welcome back. we have our final discussion this morning of the women's leadership forum and i want to introduce our next amazing panel. i will start here with jaime herrera beutler, elected to congress in 2010 representing southwest washington state's third district. she just turned 34 and she is the youngest woman currently serving in congress. welcome, jaime. [applause] next to her, the former chief of staff at the white house national economic council, the former chief of staff for larry summers at harvard university and currently the vice-president of global public policy for this company may have heard of -- facebook. next to me is michelle kwan, the most decorated figure skater in u.s. history. we all remember watching you at the olympics. i can still remember some of the routine. she also has another cool job now appear in you -- job now. she works in the u.s. department of state. i guess
was the reaction? guest: what was fascinating about this, obama walked offstage with michelle obama, saw his wife and said, that was not that bad guest: he said, that wasn't that bad. and then his wife said, yes. yes it is. the did not get a sense of the magnitude of this disaster. this saw the top of his head of what staring down at the podium and there was an immediate the acknowledgement that this was a potentially game changing disaster. what was funny -- well, not funny to them, but they had completely anticipated it. we just thought in terms of his answer is what they refer to as going down the rabbit hole. he was so worried that obama was going to go on these long answers that he sent him an image about it. host: that me ask you about the 47% video. how damaging was that? guest: the romney campaign knew immediately that it was devastating. host: what was mitt romney's immediate reaction? guest: he was in california. he knew it was problematic. there was a staff conference call in the hours afterwards were they acknowledged that it was bad. romney came on the line and knew he had to address
a higher percentage of taxes would be paid by home owners. host: this is from michele. guest: that is one frustrating aspect. mortgage rates are at historic lows. this is a great time. the time life is much longer. the credits core requirement has been ratcheted up. in the past, someone had a credit score of 720, they would be able to get a mortgage. it requires a score of 760. the housing market was not very normal, people with 720 credit scores would be able to get mortgages. now they are having a tough time. and of the role played by fannie and freddie, pushing it back to the bank. the banks need more clarity about what the rules are so they can be more confident in lending. host: what percentage fall into the 760? the max is 800. guest: historically, credit's core of 720 would have qualified. today, 760. how many people are stuck between 720 and 760? today they are being denied. host: is a policy to want looser credit? guest: absolutely not. we need to have a sustainable home ownership. wall street was going wild and fannie and freddie were going wild and that led to terrible conseque
this regardless of the politics. this evening diminish el and i will do -- michele and i will do which is hug our children a little tighter. but there are families in connecticut that cannot do that tonight and they need all of us right now. in the days to come, if community needs us to be at our best as americans and i will do everything in my power to help. nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need, to remind them that we are there for them, we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endured not just in their memories but also in ours. may god bless if memory of the victims. and heal the broken hearted and heal their wounds. >> president obama in the press briefing room addressing the nation on the horrific shooting today in newtown, connecticut which killed according to the most recent reports, 27 people, including 18 children. those numbers are not confirmed. we're opening up the phone lines for your reaction. if you are in the east coast, your number is 202-585-3558. for you in central and mountain use 202-
, the president of the united states and mrs. michelle obama. [applause] >> hello. hello. thank you. thank you. thank you so much. thank you. thank you. thank you. great. everybody please have a seat. thank you. good evening, everybody. you all look lovely. welcome to the white house on a night when i am no where close to being the main attraction. thank you, david rubenstein, michael kaiser, and the kennedy center trusties and everyone who has worked so hard to hold president kennedy's commitment to supporting the arts. i also want to recognize another one of president kennedy's amazing legacy, and that is his wonderful daughter, caroline, who is here tonight. [applause] none of this would be possible without the co-chairs of the president's committee on arts and humanities, george stevens. there he is. [applause] and his son, michael. where did michael go? there he is. they have produced the kennedy center honors for 35 years now. tonight we continue a tradition of the white house by honoring extraordinary people who have no business being on the same stage together. [laughter] uy sitting ne
staffers. ryan durant and michelle king. military fellow of the united states marine corps. both women have served with dedication to the people of south carolina's second congressional district. michelle is relocating to the pentagon where she will work with the sexual assault prevention and response office. ryan is taking a legislative correspondent and press assistant position with her new hometown representative of meritle beach. their good humor will be missed. we wish them all the best of success in the future. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california rise? without objection. ms. chu: 20 children ages 6 and 7 went to school last friday to learn, to play, to take their first steps into this world. what happened to them and six brave teachers determined to protect them is horrific and unmanageable. our hearts break for -- unimaginable. our hearts break for their families, friends and loved ones. what has been t
. this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we will tell them that we love them, and we will remind each other how deeply we love one another, but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight, and they need all of us right now. in the hard day to come, the community needs us to be at our best as americans, and i will do everything in my power as president to help because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or a loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories but also in ours. may god bless the memory of the victims. in the words of spritzer, heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. >> john boehner issued a statement which said the horror of this day seems so unbearable but we will walk arms in the night assistance that is how americans prize above unspeakable evil. what does all come together to pray for the fami
comments. --orie saerie says greg says -- michelle -- terry says -- i says -- melvin, a democrat in miami, good morning. caller: she will get my vote because i like the ideas that she has been ve. that is why i will vote for her. host: nathaniel in bismarck, north dakota, on our independenct line. caller: hi. my thoughts are i think hillary clinton would be a good choice to run but i already know the republicans plan to put marker rubio and paul ryan in 2016. i think there would be much better choice for both president and vice president because the republicans are trying to win back the minority votes that beat he crap out of them in this election. host: dan from maryland on a republican line. good morning. caller: i think by the time obama finishes with his four years, i don't think any democrat is going to be foa roud for a while. i think we are in for a major recession. i think people are happy until all the bills start coming in. look at the states and counties that are going bankrupt. i don't think anyone will be in the mood to hire democrats. they will look to the republican out. t
tragediesrk regardless of politics. michelle and i will help our children tighter. we will tell them that we love them. we will remind each other how deeply we love one another. there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. they need all of us right now. the community needs us to be at our best as americans. i will do everything in my power as president to help because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, we can extend a hand to those in need to remind them that we are there for them, we are praying for them, the love they felt for those they lost indoors and not just in their memories but also in hours. may god bless the memory of the victim's. in the words of spritzer, healed the broken heart and buying up their wounds. >> house speaker john boehner and senate majority leader harry reid and other members of congress have expressed shock at the shootings and offered condolences to the families of victims. the attack occurred in the district of congressman chris murphy. he said he was praying that the children, teachers, and staff would reach safety
of politics. this weekend, michelle and i are holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who cannot do that today, and they need all of us right now. all of us can extend a hand to those in need, to remind them that we're there for them, that we are praying for them, and that the love they felt for those they lost in doors in their communities and in their country. thank you and god bless you. host: the president's we can address -- weekend address. we want to tell you about what is coming up on tomorrow's edition of " "washington journal." we begin with a roundtable discussion. there will be talking about the latest news out of the fiscal cliff negotiations. we will continue our discussion regarding the fiscal cliff negotiations with matt kibbe of freedom works. then we will wrap up the program with a senior fellow at the council on foreign relations who council on foreign relations who will
this from happening regardless of politics. this weekend, michele and i are doing what i know every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much will love them. there are families in conn who cannot do that today. they need all of us right now. while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, and the love they felt for those they lost not just in doris in their own memories but in their communities and their country. thank you and god bless you. >> john boehner sent his prayers and condolences to those in connecticut. there would be no weekly address a president obama could speak to all of those in this time of morning. tomorrow, stan collender and josh gordon have the latest news on the fiscal cliff negotiations and preview the week ahead. mike kibbe discusses freedom works and the organization's fund-raising going forward. what is next for president morsi. live at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> the white house was very con
michelle obama shows children the white house holiday decorations, then george will talks about religion and politics. later, james taylor from a recent appearance at the national press club. >> by the time i was 9 years old, i was handing out leaflets for robert kennedy. when i was 10, i'm a big decision and broke with the democratic party, and went to work for john lindsay. i went
on their budgets. the government cannot keep spending money. we need a vacation for michelle and obama. stop that. let's have them pay their own after a share. that applies to lobbyists and anybody traveling for private reasons. this stuff is being run by amateurs. i thank you so much for being able to talk to you. we have a class warfare. it is not right. everybody should go to church and say a prayer to god. host: dawn from california. -- don from california. a column from washington times -- he notes that the bottom line is this -- congressman darrell issa in "the washington times." will go to the democrat line, charles from texas. caller: first, i have a question. this morning when i was watching the news, did i understand that congress is getting a raise next year? host: we will have a story on that later. caller: i think they should lead by example. they need to take a pay cut if we are taking pay cuts. we need to stop foreign aid all the way around. host: will that be enough to solve the debt problem? caller: know, there needs to be tax increases and spending cuts, but i do not think it ha
michele. guest: that is one frustrating aspect. mortgage rates are at historic lows. this is a great time. when it is time to get approval,the time life is much longer. the credits core requirement has been ratcheted up. in the past, someone had a credit score of 720, they would be able to get a mortgage. now it requires a score of 760. the housing market was not very normal, people with 720 credit scores would be able to get mortgages. now they are having a tough time. and of the role played by fannie and freddie, pushing it back to the bank. the banks need more clarity about what the rules are so they can be more confident in lending. host: what percentage fall into the 760? the max is 800. what percentage of americans follow -- fall into the able to refinance for the lowest rates? guest: historically, credit's core of 720 would have qualified. today, 760. how many people are stuck between 720 and 760? that is about 15% to 20% of the population. today they are being denied. host: is a policy to want looser credit? guest: absolutely not. we need to have a sustainable home ownership. when
-time employees, ben, libya, evan, mike, julie, richard, jennifer, nick, michelle, jim, doory, jesse, angela, kathleen, carolyn, rachel, eric, jennifer, chris, cody, greg, katelyn, stephanie, beth, bennett, nathan , emily, mary, abby, lee, shannon, christina, p.j., alex, nicki, randy, john, the two best veteran constituent service reps you could ever want. sharon, rachel, cara. mr. speaker, all of them were loyal to the district and i read their names into the record to thank them for their service and loyalty to me, with you especially for their service to -- but especially for their service to the district. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from alabama, mr. brook, for five minutes. mr. brooks: mr. speaker, the bush tax cuts history illuminates why american families face huge tax increases on january 1. the bush tax cuts had two purposes, first, stimulate the economy, create jobs, cut unemployment, and cut the deficit. second, cut taxes to help american families take care of their own needs. in just three years thanks to the bush tax cuts unemployment
like this from happening, regardless of politics. this weekend, michele and i are doing what i know every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them a much we love them. there are families in connecticut that cannot do that today. they need all of us right now, because while nothing can take the place of the lost child or a loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind them that we are there for them and we are praying for them the love that they felt for those they lost in door's not only in their own memory, but also in their countries. thank you, and god bless you. >> flags, again, flying have staffed here in the nation's capital. reactions have come in worldwide with condolences from australia, great britain, thailand, the philippines, members of the european union and other countries. we spoke with connecticut congressman jim time on this morning's "washington journal." >> among the many statements put out yesterday by congressmen and senators was this from representative jim himes in connecticut, replacing -- releasing a sta
, michelle and i are doing what i know every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who cannot do that today, and they need all of us right now, because while nothing can take the place of a lost child or a loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need, to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, and that the love they felt for those they lost indoors not just in their memories but also in their communities -- for those they lost endures. thank you, and god bless you. >> tonight, we will take a look at some of the attributes to
starting at 8:00 eastern. michelle obama genealogy in american tapestry. at 9:15, a discussion of barack obama. 10:55, a critical look at president obama before and after he beat the white house. at 11:50, the first official white house videographer. book tv and prime time all this week on c-span2. >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a bully pulpit and you ought to take advantage of it. >> the obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> so much influence in that office. it could be a shame to waste it. >> i think they serve as a window on the past through what was going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante. >> many of the women who were first ladies were writers. there will books. journalists. rex they are in many cases more interesting as human beings than their husbands. if only because they are not defined and limited by political ambition. >> donnelly was socially adept and politically savvy. >> madison loved every minute of it
the other way on those sales, they should be prosecuted, too. host: michelle tweets in, is this our usual knee-jerk reaction to a horrific event? do you see any chance for real reform? guest: nobody knows the answer to that yet. a lot of it will be wrapped up in congress. if they can get deals done on something, we're pretty hopeful that some action can be finally taken on guns. maybe the gun show loophole gets closed. maybe the assault weapons ban is reinstated. it depends on whether anything can get unstuck in congress. host: the atf has not had a permanent leader for six years. guest: it is a huge problem. it is a sign of how the nra works in washington. they have done the very effective job of steering that agency by threatening its budget, trying to keep them from having a permanent director. it has been six years. neither president bush nor president obama has been able to get a permanent director. host: we have been talking to matt bennett of third way. thanks for being with us. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite cor
with military legislative assistant chad and military fellow marine master gunnery sergeant michelle king. i also want to note the contributions of michael higgins, a retiring subcommittee staffer, a true professional, who has devoted 23 years of service to the committee after serving 20 years in the air force. mike has made a positive difference on behalf of service members, military families and veterans. i urge my colleagues to support the conference report and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington. mr. smith: i thank the speaker. i yield three minutes to the distinguished minority whip, mr. hoyer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland. mr. hoyer: i thank my friend, mr. smith, the ranking member. i thank mr. mckeon for the work they've done. i want to thank my friend barney frank for the thoughtful perspective he brings to the consideration of this bill. as we struggle to get america on a fiscally sustainable path, none of us in this body or in this country ought to believe that we can save harmless defense from oversight
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